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/ Jul 11, 2017

Lions' Genda named to Pacific League All-Star roster

Seibu Lions rookie Sosuke Genda was added to the Pacific League’s roster for this weekend’s All-Star Series, NPB announced Tuesday.The 24-year-old replaces another shortstop, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Golden Eagles’ Eigoro Mogi, for Friday’s game at Nagoya Dome and Saturday’s finale at Zozo Marine ...

/ Jul 11, 2017

Scully to be honored with Icon Award at The ESPYS

Vin Scully will receive the Icon Award at The ESPYS, with actor Bryan Cranston presenting the honor given to those whose careers have left a lasting impression on the sports world.Scully retired last fall after 67 years calling Los Angeles Dodgers games. The 89-year-old ...

Judge wows foes, crowd in Home Run Derby

/ Jul 11, 2017

Judge wows foes, crowd in Home Run Derby

Aaron Judge hit the glass behind left field that supports the retractable roof at Marlins Park. He drove balls over the Red Grooms home run sculpture in left-center, over the batter’s eye in center and — unusually for a Home Run Derby, to the ...

Batista blasts Carp past BayStars

/ Jul 10, 2017

Batista blasts Carp past BayStars

Xavier Batista’s fourth pinch-hit homer of the season overturned a one-run deficit as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yokohama BayStars 5-1 on Monday night.Before 31,910 at Mazda Stadium, the Carp and BayStars opened their final series before this week’s All-Star break. In a tight ...

Darvish, Tanaka finish first half with losses

/ Jul 10, 2017

Darvish, Tanaka finish first half with losses

Yu Darvish lost a pitchers’ duel against JC Ramirez, who combined with three others on a two-hit shutout in the Los Angeles Angels’ 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.With little offensive support at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Darvish (6-8) lost his ...

Fighters hurler Uwasawa tames Hawks

/ Jul 9, 2017

Fighters hurler Uwasawa tames Hawks

Naoyuki Uwasawa allowed five hits over seven innings as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters knocked off the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 2-0 on Sunday.Uwasawa (2-2) came up with some big pitches and the Fighters came up with three run-saving plays as three pitchers ...

Bonds given plaque on Giants' Wall of Fame

/ Jul 9, 2017

Bonds given plaque on Giants' Wall of Fame

The San Francisco Giants honored home run king Barry Bonds with the unveiling of a plaque bearing his likeness on the team’s Wall of Fame during a pre-game ceremony Saturday.Nearly 1,000 fans lined up behind barricades not far from the player’s entrance at AT&T ...

Braves pound Nationals' Strasburg in rout

/ Jul 9, 2017

Braves pound Nationals' Strasburg in rout

Julio Teheran has been unbeatable in his road starts this season. Against the Nationals on Saturday, he came through with his bat as well.Teheran pitched seven strong innings to keep up his road dominance and added a career-high three RBIs, Nick Markakis and Johnan ...

Darvish explains choice to sit out All-Star Game

/ Jul 9, 2017

Darvish explains choice to sit out All-Star Game

Yu Darvish said Saturday he had no choice but to give up on pitching in the MLB All-Star Game with just one day in between the Midsummer Classic and his next scheduled start.Darvish, the Texas Rangers’ ace selected to his fourth All-Star team in ...